Michael Reynolds addresses the Flint, MI water crisis

In this short clip Michael Reynolds talks about the Flint, MI water crisis.  He points out that in New Mexico, where we only get 8" of annual precipitation, we are able to build buildings that harvest, filter and use their own water four times.  Flint gets 40" of annual precipitation and it should be be relatively simple to design rainwater harvesting systems that would provide clean water to the residents.  He...Read More

TBT: Hut-Inspired Modular Earthship

TBT: Hut-Inspired Modular Earthship The Hut-Inspired Modular Earthship was built in 2005 and was designed for clients who stayed in the Hut Earthship when it was a nightly rental and loved the building so much that they wanted to build one like it.  The floor plan of the Hut consisted of two round tire rooms connected with a angled greenhouse containing the kitchen, bathroom and grey water planter.  One Hut room was the living room, one was the...Read More

TBT: The Corner Cottage

TBT: The Corner Cottage The Corner Cottage was built in 2007 and was the first Earthship to feature a second greenhouse along the entire front face.  The floor plan of the Corner Cottage was similar to a two bedroom Packaged Earthship but with the continuous angled front face and gray water planters added in front.  Corner Cottage was one of our nightly rentals and quickly became recognized as our best performing Earthship to date.  The...Read More

TBT: The Hut Earthship

TBT: The Hut Earthship The Hut Earthship was built in 1999 and incorporated techniques developed while doing a disaster relief demo in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch.  The floor plan of the Hut consisted of two round tire rooms connected with a angled greenhouse containing the kitchen, bathroom and grey water planter.  A Systems Package was built on the east side and held all the batteries, inverter, pumps, filters and pressure tank. ...Read More

Earthship Academy 2016

Earthship Academy 2016 In 2016, the Earthship Academy enters it’s fifth full year of existence. To date over 600 students from all over the world have attended the program here in Taos, New Mexico and our Global Sessions. During the 2015 sessions Academy students completed a Global Model Earthship (the latest Earthship design) at the Greater World Earthship Community, started 3 new Earthship buildings, worked on the...Read More

JANUARY page of a new Earthship calendar

JANUARY page of a new Earthship calendar It is a protoype for a whole calendar for 2016 please contact andressa@earthship.com for a free printable 11x17 file of this month we suggest you print on photo paper glossy at 11x17

“Live Simple Survival so that others may simply live.”

“Live Simple Survival so that others may simply live.” The Simple Survival Earthship design evolved from years of research and development both at the Greater World Community and on projects around the world. Based on the classic “U” Earthship module, the Simple Survival features a vaulted roof similar to the Hut Earthship design and a double greenhouse and cooling tubes like the Global Model.  The Simple Survival is designed to provide comfortable temperatures in...Read More

Engineering for change: Earthship Biotecture’s Six Best Practices for Sustainable Architecture

Engineering for change: Earthship Biotecture’s Six Best Practices for Sustainable Architecture Referring to the Earthship Design Principles, these six points guide all design and retrofit that make the Earthship the most integrated and autonomous example of sustainable design available. Read the article below published by Engineering for Change and written by Charles Newman, architect and Earthship Academy...Read More

Earthship Academy 2016 update

Earthship Academy 2016 update We’ve added a few new classes to the curriculum this year including Earthship Operations which walks the students through all the major steps of building a Global Model Earthship.  Introduction to Earthship Building Techniques gives students an overview of the basic tools and methods for pounding tires, laying can and bottle walls and plastering, before they go out in to the field and start the hands-on...Read More

Gingerbread Earthship By Eric Ficinus

Gingerbread Earthship By Eric Ficinus Wondering what type of Gingerbread to make this Christmas? Check out Eric's Earthship he built as part of his Independent study on the road to graduation from the Earthship Academy: For more infos please email Eric at earthshipmodelkit@gmail.com or view his progress on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EarthshipModelKit/?pnref=story

TBT: The Nautilus Earthship

TBT: The Nautilus Earthship The Nautilus Earthship was a custom Earthship based with a floor plan based on the Fibonacci series. It was built in 1996 on a lava rock site with full-height tire walls that spiraled up from the ground and were topped with vigas. The outside of the un-bermed thermal mass tire walls were insulated on the outside with straw bales. This one bedroom home was around 1200 square feet and completely off-the-grid with...Read More

BLUE OYSTER MUSHROOM SOUP AT EARTHSHIP HQ, TAOS, NEW MEXICO, USA.

BLUE OYSTER MUSHROOM SOUP AT EARTHSHIP HQ, TAOS, NEW MEXICO, USA. by Michelle Locher, Earthship Plant Specialist The huge beautiful Blue Oyster Mushrooms growing on the elm stumps, in the grey water planters downstairs at the Hive, were made into a delicious Thai soup, for the Earthship staff, on this cold wintry day. Besides the huge picture-perfect Blue Oyster Mushrooms, our Thai soup also contained Thai basil, mint, garlic chives, spring onions, cilantro, red and orange...Read More

Michael Reynolds on the Weather Channel

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Sunset at the Earthship Biotecture HQ in Taos, NM

Sunset at the Earthship Biotecture HQ in Taos, NM   Just another day at the office!

Simple Survival Earthship App

Simple Survival Earthship App      Earthship Biotecture has been working on development of the Simple Survival concept and design for several years.  We have developed a forty page set of construction drawings that have sold for $1,000 to many people all over the world.  They have been able to successfully build their own Simple Survival Earthships using these drawings. They been built-in Argentina, Germany, Philippines, USA, New...Read More

A call to arms for the Global Earthship Army

A call to arms for the Global Earthship Army We recognize the current and pressing nature of the Syrian refugee crisis. The German Prime Minister has stated, “If Germany can’t show a friendly face in an emergency situation, then this is not my country.” We are proposing/planning a small city prototype that is the campus of an International Earthship Academy that teaches Syrians (alongside Europeans) how to build a city for themselves while at the same...Read More

Earthship Build - Salida 2015

Earthship Build - Salida 2015 Congratulations to all Earthship Academy students for completing their Field Study requirement by participating in the customized Earthship build that took place in Salida, Colorado this summer!    With the guidance of Michael Reynolds and the Earthship Biotecture crew, students were able to complete the building on time in a very successful and professional manner.   [gallery type="slideshow"...Read More

The Phoenix Earthship

The Phoenix Earthship The moment you pull off HWY 64 and into the Greater World Earthship Community, you immediately get a beautiful warm sense of a sustainable environment. This community consists of over 70 Earthships, completely off the grid, modern infrastructure and conventional ‘homes’. As you make your way down Gorge View towards one of the more unique Earthship homes, you will start noticing life everywhere. Birds,...Read More

Guided Earthship Tours

Guided Earthship Tours In addition to the self guided tour that goes through our Earthship Visitor Center daily, we also have  2 kinds of guided tours. Guided tours are generally reserved for groups of 10 or more, however, we can accommodate a smaller group for a minimum of $100. 1) The Guided tour through our Earthship Visitor Center includes: Admittance to the building which is very similar to a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, packaged...Read More

tires considered a green building material?

tires considered a green building material? "The reason tires are not considered a green building material anymore is because the technique originated in a time when there was no way to recycle tires, so they simply went to landfills. Today there are tire recycling programs all over the world. Old tires are made into new tires, and every time a tire is not recycled, it drives up the price of new tires and more raw materials must be extracted." --Cowichan...Read More

Calgary, Canada Earthship Temperature Report

Calgary, Canada Earthship Temperature Report November 14, 2014: Someone was asking about our temperatures at the Earthship in Calgary, Canada... We are running at +18 C (64.4 F) when it is -18 C (-1 F) and more with the wind chill. November 16, 2014: -4 C (24.8 F) Outside, +24 C (75 F) inside.   November 17, 2014: -18 C (-1 F) outside, +18 C (64.4 F) inside at 8am   November 29, 2014: Trapped in the Earthship by a giant...Read More

Earthship Biotecture and the University of New Mexico

Earthship Biotecture and the University of New Mexico Earthship Biotecture has partnered with the University of New Mexico to offer an accredited college class in the Construction Technologies department.  “Introduction to Earthship Biotecture” covers the basics of Earthshjp’s integrated design process and construction methods. This fall we will be offering our third semester of this course.  We hope to develop this partnership into full accreditation for...Read More

Out Of The Blue: Exclusive Behind The Scenes & Earthship Video

Out Of The Blue: Exclusive Behind The Scenes & Earthship Video Take a look inside Earthship, a sustainable and self-contained green building in Taos, New Mexico and check out exclusive behind the scenes photos of our latest collection, Out Of The Blue. One of the biggest factors in planning a shoot is finding a location that complements the story and clothing. For the Out of the Blue homepage we knew New Mexico would be the perfect backdrop; from white sands, to endless...Read More

Te Puke’s earthship build

Te Puke’s earthship build Te Puke's Fruit of the Pacific charitable trust is spearheading a two-week project to teach Ni Vanuatu RSE workers how to build an ‘earthship' when they return home – to use as houses or safety shelters. Earthships are a self-contained, impact-minimising land-based ‘ship' – constructed from what others throw away and designed to work in harmony with the environment, say their designers Earthship...Read More

'It’s a funky off-grid house:' Take a tour of Alberta's first official earthship

'It’s a funky off-grid house:' Take a tour of Alberta's first official earthship LETHBRIDGE COUNTY — In the dead of winter, in the middle of the southern Alberta prairies, the Kinneys’ Christmas dinner included juicy tomatoes freshly picked from the family’s new home. Producing vegetables even when there’s snow on the ground isn’t the only feature that makes the Kinneys’ abode unusual. Made of 800 recycled tires and 12,000 cans encased in mortar, the long and skinny bungalow...Read More

"Why Everyone Should Consider Living in an Earthship"

New blog post on Expanded Consciousness explains why you should consider living in an Earthship. http://expandedconsciousness.com/2015/05/19/living-in-an-earthship/

Breve biografía de Michael Reynolds

Breve biografía de Michael Reynolds Michael Reynolds es un líder mundial en energías renovables y arquitectura sostenible desde hace 45 años. La amplitud, la profundidad y el alcance mundial de su obra es inigualable. Michael Reynolds diseña y construye casas totalmente autosuficientes, construidas mayoritariamente con materiales naturales y reciclados. Estas casas se llaman Earthships y se han construido en todo el mundo. Las Earthships...Read More

Cash for Trash on National Geographic

Cash for Trash on National Geographic In more ways than we know, our lives are built on trash. If you stacked up all the world's old junkyard tires, they would reach to the moon and back. So what can we do with them all? How about building houses.  Invented by architect Michael Reynolds of Taos, New Mexico, Earthships are custom-built, off-the-grid houses built from recycled materials, like recycled bottles (pictured), aluminum cans, used tires,...Read More

"The American Dream" Earthships

"The American Dream Project" travelled around the United States on motorcycles visiting towns and communities in search of places where the American Dream is still alive.  In the "Taos: Innovation" episode they visited the Greater World Earthship Community and the Earthship Academy.  They spoke with Earthship Founder Michael Reynolds, Academy advisor Tom Duke and a few of the students.  They also pitched in and...Read More

The "Extraordinary" Mike Reynolds

Mike Reynolds is featured amongst 50 people who fit the category of "extraordinary." By: Peter Horsfield "Sustainable, comfortable and eco-friendly. These are just a few of the words that one can use to describe the architectural wonders called “Earthships” that were designed and constructed by Mike Reynolds, an architect with an environmentalist perspective. Mike’s designs may often be regarded by many...Read More

Earthship-Festival in Köln Holweide

Zur Feier des #earthday war das noch3 Team am Earthship-Festival in Köln Holweide mit gutem Essen und functional Training auch vertreten. #eatclean #traindirty #noch3 #earthday #earthship #easyearthshipcrew #cologne A photo posted by Noch3 Performance Center (@noch3_performance) on Apr 22, 2015 at 12:13pm PDT

Who is Phil?

Who is Phil? After graduating from Miami of Ohio University with a BED degree, Phil met up with Michael Reynolds high in the mountains above Taos and began a career that has lasted 23 years. Phil is Earthship Biotecture’s top builder and has been responsible for many of the company’s innovations and evolutions throughout the years. He has built in at least 30 different countries and has lectured all over the world....Read More

Earthship Academy Photo Contest!

Earthship Academy Photo Contest! Photos today mean much more than a thousand words, especially when they capture moments that changed your life! If your experience at the Earthship Academy was one of those moments and you have taken some pictures that you are willing to share with us, please send them to lara@earthship.com and enter the best Photo contest! The winner will be granted a certificate for one night for 2 people at the Lemuria Earthship!!

Thinking about your Independent Study?

Thinking about your Independent Study? With the field study coming up in Salida this summer, many of you have been asking about the next and final step to graduate from the Earthship Academy. Are you looking for an Earthship Instructor to help point you in the right direction? I'm sure you remember Tom, don't you? Well his email is tom@earthship.com and he is now officially the Independent Study advisor. You can email him about the subjects you have...Read More

Non-Profit Earthship Inspired build in Peru!

Non-Profit Earthship Inspired build in Peru! Almost every person who experiences the Earthship Academy comes with a dream and leaves with a plan! Marion Jicoulat is one of them, she is a past Academy Student who came from France to learn about Earthships and incorporate the principles and systems in a wellness center in Peru. Meet Inti Eco Lodge: Inti Eco Lodge is the first Lodge using Earthship Biotecture's concepts in Peru and in The...Read More

Waybee Updates

Waybee Updates This beautifully finished global model Earthship called Waybee had its first tire pounded by the Earthship Academy students in March of 2014. Five Academy sessions were dedicated to finish this building. The students built it themselves with the help of our talented crew. From door to doorknob, they worked at least 5 days a week for four weeks in full dedication to bring it to life. One of the most amazing...Read More

Field Studies: Salida, Colorado-Updated

Field Studies: Salida, Colorado-Updated elevation of the earthship building taking place in Salida, Colorado. It is a customized global model Earthship split into two levels. First one consists of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large garage and hallway in between. As for the second level, it consists of a kitchen, a great room, a master bedroom and a large patio. This build is considered as a field study for all of you who have done the Earthship...Read More

Stagecoach Organic Farmer Making Progress on Earthship Project

In an update to a story we first brought you back in November 2012, Dirt Merchant Farms, which sells organic foods like fresh farm eggs, meats and vegetables in Stagecoach, has continued to build what are known as "Earthships" on their property. An earthship is a self-sustaining building made out of recyclable materials, like tires and glass bottles. He says they're more durable than traditional homes made out...Read More

Earthships: Self Sufficient Homes in New Mexico

Andrew visits a community where recycled materials make a green home.

Upcoming Projects - Earthship Academy 2015

Upcoming Projects - Earthship Academy 2015 "The majority of hands on building will occur at the new Picuris Earthship shown in the picture below. This Global design is the highest performing Earthship and utilizes the newest components and techniques. The tires are currently finished and the bond beam is formed. It is ready to be roofed by our students. The Eve project is set to continue and we are excited to seal up the 30 foot tall greenhouse. This...Read More

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